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Brampton releases five-year Energy and Emissions Management Plan

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Published on September 08, 2019 with No Comments

Plan aims for a zero carbon transition for the City’s new and existing corporate facilities. 

 

The City of Brampton has officially released its Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024: A Zero Carbon Transition. 

The plan aims to achieve a zero carbon transition for the City’s new and existing corporate facilities, with three key objectives over the next five years: to minimize emissions intensity, to minimize energy intensity and to maximize cost recovery. 

“Brampton is a Green City. We make it a priority to reduce our carbon footprint through projects that are geared towards sustainability. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 not only aligns with provincial and federal emission targets – it plants the seeds for a cleaner, greener future for our community,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.


In accordance with the Paris Agreement, Brampton has adopted the provincial and federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets of 30% and 80% for 2030 and 2050, respectively, using a 2010 baseline. The City has set an interim target of 20% GHG emissions reduction by 2024. “Brampton City Council has declared a climate emergency, joining 35 other municipalities in our quest for a sustainable future. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 is a major driver towards our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in Brampton by 80% by 2050,” said Regional Councillor Rowena Santos, Chair of Community Services.

From 2014 to 2019, the City recovered a total of $5.8 million in costs through energy conservation, renewable energy, third-party funding, energy procurement and water rebates. In this five-year period, the City implemented more than 13 renewable energy projects at its facilities, and performed 50 energy conservation projects. 

As a Green City, Brampton is committed to zero carbon and high performance facilities.

“The City is committed to effective energy management and conservation. The Energy and Emissions Management Plan 2019-2024 lays out our goal to achieve a zero carbon transition at our facilities, with a 20% emissions reduction target by 2024. This is an important transition that we are excited to lead,” said Al Meneses, Acting Chief Administrative Officer.

 

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